Raymond_Shaw44 19 hours ago in reply to msblkwidow I suggest you start reading books on how our banking system works with respect to eviscerating the middle class by "STEALING" the wealth acquired by it. Then you will begin to understand where Dr. West is coming from. The thing you don't get is, Dr. West has been making the same charges to all of Obama's predecessors and he (like millions others) thought Obama would represent a shift to the paradigm. This has not happened and therefore he speaks up. Your implication that this is just some black man expressing self hatred by attacking another black man is cheap and dismissive. ________________
You mean the way you reactionaries were always blaming Jimmy Carter for the disasters of the Bush administrations? Neither Bush senior nor Bush junior could claim that they inherited a disaster from an IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING Carter administation. But Obama can certainly say--and TRUTHFULLY say--that he inherited a disaster from the immediately preceding BW Bush administration. And GW Bush pushed inherited an ecnomy in the BLACK, not in the red, when he took over from Bill Clinton. I won't say that the recession is the FAULT of GW because I don't believe any president can control all the workings of the national and global capitalist economy. He can only act to make it better or maybe worse. Now Obama acted to make it better, but he didn't go far enough. We really needed a TRANSFORMATIONAL president (as Colin Powell imagined obama) not the bipartisan and centrist transactional president Obama has revealed himself to be. And had Obama listend to his progressive base, both he and the economy might be in a stronger position. He probably staved off a Depression on the scale of the 1930s. He could have done more if he'd gone in for SWEEPING social reforms on the scale of FDR. He wouldn't have gotten everything, but he --and the American people!--would hav gotten more than was gotten. He should not have accepted the tax cuts in his national reconstruction act ("stimulu ") demanded by the then marginzlized Republican reactionaries. He should have pushed for SINGLE PAYER UNIVERSAL HEALTH coverage rather than the tinkering reforms that didn't even get us the public optiion. And he should have done all this within the FIRST YEAR of his presidency. While Obama has accomplished some things, he also reveals the weakness of centrist liberalism. Only a full bodied PROGRESSIVE politics and value system can move forward the society to greater prosperity and social justice. To hell with compromises with scornful reactionaries.
What is up with black celebrities??? Why are they always caping for undercover racists???? BetweenJohn Mayer, Cheryl Cole, the Kardashians, Kim Zoliack, Gwen and countless others...when did throwing aside your pride and self respect for some ignorant bigots become cute??? I don't understand. There truly is such a thing as selling out.
at the dream taking the fall for his white princess. I don't have a twitter but i will make an account just to blast those clowns. I'm going to retweet to sandra rose, concrete loop, Perez, theYBF, and other blogs that are on twitter. I suggest you rt to them too. This fuckery doesn't need to just slide. Rt to Kuntye and jay-z too.
Yes. But not always. Sometimes the first Amendment is put aide--in American history such violations of First Amendment rights have been mainly the work of rightwingers. AS in teh Alien & Sedition Acts. The Espionage act, passed in the WWI era to silence progressives like Eugene V. Debs, the IWW, and to crush the libertarian left publication called THE MASSES. The "unpopular ideas" which have been suppressed in American history has almost always been ideas of the left. Neither under Democrat nor Republican administrations has the government gone after the KKK, American nazis as they did did the Socialist Party, Industrial Workess of the World (IWW), the Black Panther Party, etc A real "war on terrorism" would have had to have begun in the 1860's with the rise of the kkk.
For once i'll agree with you that First Amendment free speech is better than our European dubious legislations. The motives of these restriction laws are apparently nice but quickly some groups can use them to block free speech and even impose historical official visions, empeding academic research. There is a protest in France against these unduly restrictions.
On the free speech field, the USA are on top i honestly concede.
Frankly, I do not even deny Zaius or other racists the right to experss their crude bigotry. But I think that STORMFRONT, not AFRICAN-AMERICAN FORUM, is the place for them to exercise their First Amendment rights to promote racist propaganda.
Albert Castro 7 hours ago
I have a quote from Donald Trumps book : Think like a champion. It came out in 2009 on Obama. "Bush had been so incompetent that any Republican would have a hard time unless they could bring back Eisenhower. Bush was a disaster for the country as well as for the Republican Party. Then he asked me about Barack Obama. I told him that Barack will need to be a great president because we're in serious trouble as a country. It hasn't been this way since 1929. So he doesn't have much choice - he will simply have to be great, which he has a very good chance of being. What he has done is amazing. The fact that he accomplished what he has - in one year and against great odds - is truly phenomenal. If someone had asked me if a black man or woman could become president, I would have said yes, but not yet. Barack Obama proved that determination combined with opportunity and intelligence can make things happen - and in an exceptional way. THEN
Fox news interview Trump I think that that was a real killer last week when it was announced that when it was released that in the 1990s, he said (Obama) he was born in Kenya. I mean, he said it. His grandmother said it. Maybe the media should focus on what happened that changed Trumps opinion of Obama from 2009 to now and get back to the issues?
First of all, that's not a problem. When reactionaries want to DENY you equal protection they usually know EXACTLY who you are because they want to disfranchise you. Our history--including RECENT history shows that. If Pinkyt doesn't know this, then he/she is the fool and the moron. Voter fraud is EXTREMELY RARE. It's mainly a pretext for disfranchisement. Mainly racists and fascists support the new voter restrictions--whic h is CONVENIENTLY being imposed by reactionaries very close to the November elections. Coincidence? Only if you're an imbecile.
YOu can't use the Constitution to support REQUIRING ID, esepcially when it's used to violate the equal protection clause.
KING'S HUMANISTIC AUDACITY (Speech in Oslo at reception of Nbbel Prize) "I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits." Indeed. So, let it be for every man, woman and child on earth. FREEDOM RISING!!!
If you choose to read Fanon as I suggested in post 658, yu may want ot read up on Negritude and colonialism (and neocolonialism) in general. As for Negritude, a major figure (and one of Fanon's teachers at the lycee) was Aime Cesaire. Check out: DISCOURSE ON COLONIALISM by Cesaire. Or his play A SEASON IN THE CONGO or his poem: RETURN TO MY NATIVE LAND
Frankly, I don't know many African-Americans who think THEMSELVES to be Egyptians. And I wonder if there's any EVIDENCE, any study--ANYTHING--w hich shows that a majority or even large minority of American Blacks think of themselves as Egyptians. I know a considerable number of American Blacks who believe that Egypt was originally Black, or predominantly Black. But I also think there's scholarly evidence for that belief.